Jefferson County Home Builders Association (JCHBA) is an association of builders, designers, and service providers representing the local home building industry. The association provides information, education and services to the membership, as well as, a directory to the public as a whole.
The Jefferson County Home Builders Association has a long and rich history, serving the building industry of Jefferson County since 1983. JCHBA is a not-for-profit organization representing builders, developers, and remodelers, as well as other professionals, suppliers and related trades associated with the housing industry.
From the Association’s early days, the main objectives have been to help members by providing education and networking opportunities, and to partner with state and local government to assure the continuation of quality construction in Washington state. In addition, the JCHBA serves as a link between consumers and the building industry. If you are undertaking a home improvement project or are thinking about building a new home, you need look no further than the members of the Jefferson County Home Builders.
Our Board actively promotes education for our members, housing for our community and the development of local business. We believe that our community deserves our respect and our support. As an association, we provide sources of economic benefit to further enhance the success and stability of our members. JCHBA strives to be recognized as an organization that promotes responsible use and management of natural resources.
Our Board Members
President 2023 – L.D. Richert
Owner, LD Richert Construction
As a third-generation builder with 40 years of building experience, I have made it my mission to design and build modern technological advanced homes fitted to the specific needs of our clients. Today, more than ever, builders need a trade association that supports education, stewardship & intelligent business practices to ensure the next generation of craftmanship in our trade.
Vice President 2023 – Lori Tschohl
Managing Member, Eagle Pipe Heating & Air
A strong sense of community and charity is a top priority to me, as a resident and women-owned business owner of Eagle Pipe Heating & Air in Port Ludlow. Being a member of the JCHBA board has further expanded the ability for me to connect with local nonprofits, such as Habitat for Humanity, to grow and develop our local community using the experience I have from the WHVACR board. Supporting women in the trades, local charities, and creating opportunities for growth are why I joined the JCHBA board and support our members.
Board Member 2023 – Shawnee Spencer
Mortgage Loan Officer, First Federal
With 29 years in mortgage lending as a Construction Specialist in Clallam, Kitsap and Jefferson counties, it is my pleasure to serve on the JCHBA board. As a former board member with the Kitsap Building Association (KMBA), I look forward to working and supporting our Jefferson County community and building industry.
Treasurer 2023 – Ryan Smith
President, Homer Smith Insurance
As a home town boy, who literally grew up in Port Townsend, I have witnessed first-hand the physical changes to Jefferson County over the past 30 years. Now, as a father & husband working in the same community, I want to ensure that what is built locally adds to the strength of our community. An active trade association, like JCHBA is like a great insurance policy: it’s comforting to know you have it even when you don’t use it and it’s wonderful to have when things go wrong.
Board Member 2023 – Stephanie Nickasio
Hope Roofing Systems, Owner
I began my Hope Roofing journey working for Jim & Marsha Eades at the age of 19. As time passed so grew my respect for the trades, and I am now deeply honored to work with the JCHBA to cultivate new ideas in support of the same seaport town where my own grandparents flourished. My focus lies mainly on encouraging local youths, building up the future of fine craftsmanship with the aim of instilling a sense of community and a passion for creating. Presenting prospective newcomers to the trades with a firm foothold in the industry is critical to ensuring the longevity of a happy, healthy workforce.
Board Member 2023 – Gage Little
With 20 years of Construction experience in Jefferson county, it is my pleasure to serve on the JCHBA board. At GLC, we have always thought of our staff as our family. Joining the Board of JCHBA has expanded my ability to connect with those who deeply value healthy businesses that respect both community & development.